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Birth name Juan Fernando Fonseca
Also known as Fonseca
Born May 29, 1979 (1979-05-29) (age 30)
Origin Bogotá
Genres Vallenato, Latin
Years active 2002–Present
Labels EMI Capitol

Fonseca is the artistic name of Juan Fernando Fonseca, a Colombian singer who was born on May 29, 1979 in Bogotá.

He debuted in 2002 with his first CD, Fonseca, which was popular in his home country. It included hits as "Magangue", "Confiésame" and "Noche de Carnaval." His second CD was released in 2005 under EMI Capitol titled "Corazón" and includes hits such as "Te Mando Flores", "Hace Tiempo", "Lagartija Azul" and "Mercedes." Since then he has become a phenomenon in Colombia, achieving double platinum sales in 2006.

Fonseca won a Latin Grammy for his hit song "Te Mando Flores" in 2006 and an MTV Latin America Tongue award for his video "Como me Mira" in the same year. [1] Influenced heavily by Carlos Vives, his style is a blend of vallenato and cumbia, two traditional and popular forms of Colombian music.



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